Logistics apps help truck drivers in their day-to-day business to complete their tasks without errors. They support mobile employees in process management and document the results of their work. In this way, they ensure that the quality of logistics processes remains at a high level.
The main task of a driver for a freight forwarding company, a transport company or a parcel service is to fulfill the transport planning. With a logistics app that he can use both in the truck and during loading and unloading, he benefits from:
- paperless processes
- simple instruction
- direct documentation
- communication in his language
The software enables efficient work, improves logistic process management and makes an active contribution to error prevention.
Logistics app supports process optimization
From departure checks and route assignment to documenting the proof of delivery (pod), logistics apps guide truck drivers through their tasks. They control the processes step by step and ensure that nothing is forgotten. To do this, freight forwarders can set up individual workflows that they put together without programming from a supply of individual functions. Typical mobile applications are based on the Android operating system and are available to drivers for download free of charge. This makes them suitable for working with occasional subcontractors as well.
Process optimization and process reliability
One of the strengths of mobile logistics apps is that they can guide tasks in any language needed. Some of them also have automatic translators integrated into the communication functions. In this way, they support the process managers' efforts to ensure high quality and avoid errors. They structure the daily work routine for the drivers, provide immediate help, and thus make it possible to learn the to-dos quickly without lengthy instruction. Linear workflows ensure that no task is forgotten and that each individual work step is documented.
Efficient process management with logistics apps
Mobile logistics apps provide progress information faster and in much more detail. Transferred to the connected systems, it is directly documented and shared with all parties involved. For example, the combination of current vehicle position and planned route can also be used to automatically calculate the estimated time of arrival (ETA) at the loading point or the recipient. The process manager can also transfer information and new work instructions to the truck – such as permission to enter the plant and the loading ramp assigned on the site. In this way, the mobile software also improves communication between drivers, dispatchers, shippers, and consignees.
More efficiency and process optimization
For their process management, freight forwarders benefit from fast information, paperless processes, and structured order processing. Mobile logistics apps give them the ability to guide tasks, document route progress, and provide information in real time. They improve communication between drivers and dispatchers and ensure high process quality.